Coalition Organization:

PSGM Steering Committee:

The Steering Committee’s responsibilities include coalition leadership, development and implementation of the PSGM strategic plan, and oversight of all PSGM workgroups, programs, training, and information disseminated by PSGM. The Steering Committee will carry out the mission and vision of PSGM, and will ensure that consideration is given to the perspective of all constituents of the coalition.

The Steering Committee holds monthly meetings.

PSGM Workgroups:

Task-oriented groups responsible for the implementation of specific PSGM programs, training and/or other objectives.

Workgroups hold task driven periodic meetings.

PSGM Coalition Partners:

Greater Milwaukee community organizations and individuals make up this network of coalition partners committed to an integrated and collaborative approach to suicide prevention consistent with the goals/objectives of PSGM and the Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy. Partners provide input into coalition direction, policies, and activities.

PSGM Coalition Partner meetings are held quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

Friends of PSGM:

Friends of PSGM support and attend PSGM activities, volunteer at PSGM events, help disseminate information on PSGM events, mission, etc.

Coalition Affiliation: 

PSGM is a program of Jewish Family Services.


Coalition Activities:


We encourage anyone with time, to join a workgroup or suggest the start of a new workgroup that pertains to our mission. Our coalition is fluid and we exist to meet the needs of our community. If there is an area that needs attention, please speak with a Co-chair and we can help you find others who share your passion.

Community Involvement

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training

PSGM Certtified QPR trainers present QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Suicide Prevention skills training to many community organizations and groups.

  • QPR is a 1 ½ hour training 
  • QPR Instructor Training Certification (Train the Trainer) is an 8-hour course offered periodically

To schedule a training, contact us at

Community Conferences

PSGM plans, facilitate and host periodic conferences and workshops related to suicide prevention. 

Out and About in the Community

PSGM is often asked to have a booth or table at local resource fairs. We attend these events in order to educate the public about suicide prevention. We are also asked to give presentations regarding suicide prevention at schools, churches, and other venues. We use our pool of expert speakers within PSGM to meet this need.